RE/MAX & Friends Foundation has announced that it has come to an agreement with RE/MAX Malta to organise an annual fundraising marathon to raise funds to purchase the equipment needed by some 60-plus visually-impaired local children, thus giving them the opportunity to read.
As a result, each of the 27 RE/MAX offices has agreed to hold a number of unique fundraising events in the run-up to the marathon.
Earlier this year, the Foundation committed their support to the National Readathon, The which is striving to raise awareness among the general public about influencing children to read as part. President of Malta H.E. Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca said that: “Companies embracing Corporate Social Responsibility, such as RE/MAX through the RE/MAX & Friends Foundation are truly committed, not only to strive for profit, but also for the wellbeing of people and for the sustainability of our Islands.”
COO of RE/MAX Malta and Board Member of the RE/MAX and Friends Foundation Jeffrey Buttigieg said: “This initiative makes me feel so proud of our agents, staff, managers and franchise owners – many of whom have been in meetings to develop this great idea since the early days. So many people have contributed to this effort in different ways, and we are all eager to be working towards the common goal of helping those less fortunate.”
The fundraising events will be held between the first week of September and the second week of October and will vary from walk-a-thons, to cake sales and mini-festivals. During the events, participants will also be able to purchase a book written by Samuel Farrugia, the inspirational blind boy who wrote ‘Samuel and the Magic Tooth’.
The marathon will culminate in the middle of October, when the NGO will organise a Family Fun Day for the group’s 450 members, and their family and friends.